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Madrid is above most European countries in conducting medical clinical trials

Jesús Sánchez Lambas, executive vice president of the Coordinated Institute of Governance and Applied Economics (Icgea), said after the latest comparative analysis of the Community of Madrid and 27 European countries, including Spain, that “Madrid has the resources, the infrastructure, and the necessary health professionals, which allow you to today position as the European leader in carrying out some of the most demanding tests by doctors when it comes to giving an accurate diagnosis to their patients”.

“is a matter of MRI, PET scan, or CT scan, which allows one to specify or determine the causes of disease. Undoubtedly, its quantification is a good indicator to measure the capacity that different countries and regions have when it comes to giving an efficient response to their citizens in case of hospital diagnosis,” he said.

About magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Madrid, according to this analysis, led the performance of this type of test in 2022, with a total of 167.8 performed per 1,000 inhabitants, ahead of the average values ​​presented by 27 countries. Analyzed Europeans. Norway follows behind the Community of Madrid, with an average of 139 RMs in 2022; Belgium, with 107.2; and Denmark, with 100.6. Spain is ranked fifth with 100.3 tests per 1,000 inhabitants. In the European tail are Slovenia (3.8), Serbia (4.4), Hungary (5.0), or Bulgaria (5.3).

Besides, Madrid is in the top 3 in terms of year-on-year growth in carrying out this type of diagnostic test, with an increase of 11.7% in 2022 compared to 2021; behind Portugal, which grew by 16.1%; and Malta, which did so at 12%. In contrast, countries such as Estonia or Luxembourg saw a decrease in the number of RMs in the previous year (-1.1% and -0.5%), followed by Slovakia (0.5%), France (0.7%) or Germany (0.7%), these All are down in 2022 compared to the previous year.

in the matter of pet (positron emission tomography), Madrid closes the top 3 out of a total of 27 European countries analyzed, with 8.9 tests per 1,000 inhabitants, behind only Denmark (16.1) and Belgium (9.2); But it averaged 6.1 tests, ahead of the Netherlands (6.9), Switzerland (6.7), or Spain itself. At the bottom are Serbia (0), Latvia (0.1), Hungary (0.2), Slovenia (0.3), and Germany (0.5).

Concerning the increase in PET compared to 2021, Hungary leads with an increase of 38%; followed by Greece, with an increase of 29.9%; and Slovenia, 24.3%. Meanwhile, Madrid is ninth With an increase of 12.8%, ahead of the Spanish average, which represents an inter-annual growth of 7.9%.

“Madrid ranks among the top positions in the tests analyzed, demonstrating the ability of its healthcare service to respond quickly and efficiently to some of the most demanding services. Some data, moreover, Madrid contribute to the rapid increase of waiting lists in U.S. hospitals and have a decisive impact on the level of care provided by the entire region”, confirms the group of experts of the Coordinating Institute.

Finally, about CT scan (computerized axial tomography) performance, Madrid was in the top 5 in Europe in 2022, with 163 per 1000 inhabitants, behind Portugal (253), Denmark (217), Belgium (208), and Luxembourg. after (202); But ahead of 21 of the 27 countries analyzed, including Spain, with an average of 149.

Madrid also leads an Increase in respect of a number of TACs made in 2022 Compared with the analysis of the Group of 27 European countries, compared with the previous year. The annual growth of the Madrid community was 11.7%; It is followed by Croatia with 11.4% and Portugal with 10.8%. Spain, for its part, increased by an average of 5.0%.

Recently, ICGEA revealed that Madrid is the community with the highest growth in clinical trials in 2022 within Spain As of 2021, it is “one of the most agile and transparent sectors when it comes to publishing relative data regarding the number of patients pending outpatient consultations, surgical operations, and diagnostic tests”.

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